For over two years, Russell Gonzales has served as Assistant Vice President and Southwest Agency Representative for Alliant National Title Insurance Company. Although the role encompasses many responsibilities, Gonzales’ main priority has been signing policy-issuing agents for Alliant National and helping them grow their businesses. It is a demanding position, requiring expertise in agent examination, escrow, marketing and policy reconciliation. But thankfully, this is hardly Gonzales’ first rodeo.
In fact, Gonzales’ time in the title insurance field began long before 2020. He got his start back in high school when he enrolled in a cooperative education program during his junior year. The title company he worked for during this program eventually hired him as a full-time employee. The rest, as they say, is history.
Having spent his professional life in title insurance has afforded Russell a unique perspective on industry trends. Unsurprisingly, the technology associated with the field has advanced considerably, with Gonzales noting that new technology solutions have “changed the way we do business for the better.” However, Gonzales emphasized that certain qualities that make a successful agent or agency have largely remained the same and are just as important as ever: “The biggest trends I have noticed are all related to service,” he said. “Customer service and hard work really continue to pay off,” he said. He added that successful industry people always “remember to have a servant’s heart.”
Service and hard work are qualities that Gonzales is pleased to see reflected in Alliant National. The company is “positively different,” he said, discussing how the firm stacks up against its competitors. “Everyone at Alliant National knows that home ownership is one of the biggest investments someone can make.” Because of that understanding, everyone is “truly eager to help. Whether you are internal or external to the company, you will always be treated like family.”
Being able to deliver this level of personalized service to families pursuing the dream of home ownership is a benefit for Gonzales, whose own family is his greatest joy. “Outside of work, I really enjoy spending time with my family,” he said. “Having a 26-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter allows my wife Grace and I to focus on ourselves. Together we enjoy working out with our personal trainer, watching great movies and shows and building our relationship with God.” For nearly 30 years, Gonzales’ family, industry expertise and service-oriented mindset have allowed him to build an enviable career. His work in the title insurance field has benefited companies, individuals and the industry as a whole. As one of the leaders of Alliant National’s Southwest operations, he has found the perfect home to continue applying his passion for the industry and helping the company solidify its position as the premier independent underwriter for the independent agent.
Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Two New Assistant Vice Presidents and Southwest Agency Representatives
Longmont, Colo. – (September 29, 2020) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the hiring of Eric Anderson, Assistant Vice President and Southwest Agency Representative, and Russell Gonzales, also Assistant Vice President and Southwest Agency Representative.
Anderson has enjoyed career success in the pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, his background includes more than 20 years in medical, pharmaceutical and vaccine sales. He has served as an analyst and has spent decades in field sales and marketing. “It is exciting to bring my sales background and management experience from another industry to Alliant National,” says Anderson. “I look forward to being part of Alliant National’s continued growth.”
Gonzales brings more than 28 years’ title insurance experience to Alliant National, serving in a variety of capacities, including as a title examiner for an independent agent in Fort Bend County, Texas, and as a policy services director, agency services manager and national commercial closing specialist for a national underwriter.
“This is an exciting opportunity to bring my experience in various aspects of title insurance to Alliant National,” says Gonzales. “The company culture is one of inclusivity and ‘agents first,’ which is part of my own professional credo.”
Both are charged with responsibilities that include: sourcing, targeting, and signing new, high-quality policy issuing agents for Alliant National. They will also serve as active members within the southwest agency staff and will participate and influence the development of Alliant National as a strong, national underwriter.
“These gentlemen are a perfect fit for the Alliant National vision,” says KC West, Senior Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager. “We look forward to the varied and seasoned experience Russell and Eric bring to our team.”
Gonzales is married with two children in college. He enjoys cooking and working out. Anderson enjoys birding, fishing and golfing. He is married with a college-age daughter and a son in high school.
Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced, and continuously growing.
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